“Children are like wet cement whatever falls on them makes an Impression”
Quotes like these bring us back to reality about our children. Not many parents create a good impression on the wet cement but they leave it to the teachers. Schools are always a great learning curve but are they enough? Certainly not, we as parents have a greater responsibility in shaping up the child. Curriculum teaches the way to score marks not the way to live. Parents should be a great living example to the child. Let us take a look at some of the extensive knowledge and qualities the child must have other than curriculum.
Political knowledge is something that is least explored in the school. Every student stepping into secondary education must have sound knowledge about politics not be a politician but to be a responsible citizen. The responsibility of carrying this out obviously falls on us as parents. Are we carrying this out with an open mind? The bitter truth is a big no. Firstly, politics is not something that we should not talk about with our child. Their knowledge on politics is going to shape up the future with much better choices than ours.
Nowadays there are lot of talks on the air about our own carbon footprints and the climate change. A wide knowledge on social and environmental responsibilities is something with top priority for the future. We as child raisers should not only reduce our own carbon footprints but also motivate our kids to do so. By this way, we are not only giving it back to nature and the society but also letting our future generation enjoy the same sceneries and greeneries we are living with today. This might be a small step towards the future but every little drop of water makes a mighty ocean.
Respect and equality are two sides of a same coin and every child should be imparted with teachings on them. A child giving its torn out slipper to a cobbler from his legs or hands are entirely two different characteristics. Giving it from his legs will not affect the cobbler much but if the child gives it with his hands it puts a smile on their face. We are not losing anything but we are filling a guy’s heart with happiness. This might sound like a simple thing but it shapes up a child to a better and responsible citizen in the future.
Literally nothing moves ahead without fund governance. Many may think finance is something too much for a 10th grade. But it is something very simple to teach. As parents we can take pride in our child’s growth. Whatever field he/she chooses financial management becomes a top priority not only in a professional setup but also in the personal space. If they cannot manage their own funds then no education is going to lend them a hand to success.
Extensive knowledge about their own culture is something to be inscribed in their hearts. Parents are nowadays looking up to western countries for everything which induces the same characteristics to the child. To be honest most of the parents do not educate their child about their own culture or history. If they cannot be the torch bearers of their own culture then it is difficult for them to make a huge impact on the society.
“It is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice”
It's not what is poured into a student, but what is planted. Our responsibility does not stop after planting we should water it with good thoughts for it grow to be a flowering plant. We, as parents should always shoulder the responsibility for the way our child grows. These qualities cannot be acquired if you are a bookworm. A perfect blend between a street smart student and a book worm only will bring out a future citizen. They will not only lift our social standards but also will lift their own personal status. Blueprint Education has come up with a section called ‘Knowledge Boosters’ with it’s Mastermind CBSE Chapter-wise Question Bank. This section aims at provide beyond-the-book knowledge to the class IX and X students. Join with us in the Blueprint Education community to raise your child as a responsible and knowledgeable citizen.
- Written by Nitin Rastogi at our Meerut Headquarter